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    DescriptionThe Great Boer War (1899 - 1902) - more properly the Great Anglo-Boer War - was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humour and tragedy. Byron Farwell traces the war's origins, the slow mounting of the British efforts to overthrow the Afrikaners, the bungling and bickering of the British command, the remarkable series of bloody battles that almost consistently ended in victory for the Boers over the much more numerous British forces, political developments in London and Pretoria, the sieges of Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley, the concentration camps into which Boer families were herded and the exhausting guerrilla warfare of the last few years when the Boer armies were finally driven from the field.


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    Title
    The Great Boer War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Byron Farwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848840140
    ISBN 10: 1848840144
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI, CULT/SAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 79
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130, HIS047000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC, 1HFMS
    DC22: 968.048
    BIC subject category V2: HBWM
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT1896 .F37 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHH
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    19 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire